Lecturer and Research Fellow, University of Southern Queensland
Rachael Wallis holds a Bachelor's degree from Griffith University, with a major in communications. Following this, she obtained a Master's degree from the University of Southern Queensland, with a thesis titled 'Australian attitudes to sustainability in Cuba, 1960-2000'. Her doctoral thesis, from USQ, examines how media influence people to relocate to rural areas, and is titled 'The phenomenological and discursive practice of place for lifestyle migrants: a case study of Stanthorpe, Queensland'.
Prior to her career in academia, Dr Wallis worked for a decade in arts management in both Canada and Australia. She writes at rachaelwallis.com.
What happens if you decide to jump in, Escape to the Country-style, and flee the city rat race? Well, for a start, your identity begins to change in response to the new place around you. This change happens inside you,...
Many Australians dream about moving to the country, escaping the city for good. We might have grown up watching television shows such as All Creatures Great and Small. More recently, we might have tuned in to McLeods...